There is a line drawn between Inspiration and Copying. That line isn't a "hairline" no, not at all, but a line that's thick, a line so thick that one should know when that line has been crossed.
Inspiration is fabulous, do not get me wrong.. In fact, I feel the world of art and fashion feeds off of inspiration. Inspiration is not the problem, it is when inspiration is taken SO FAR that the very last shred of what /may have been/ unique about something was ripped apart. Style theft, almost worst than actual theft, because it isn't illegal.
Yes I pull inspiration from many artists I see, of course, I pull inspiration from music I hear, like many..But never will I go so far to lose the element of me in my work, in anything I do, never.